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Boost for Britain as Ericsson announces new investment for research unit on breakthrough innovations

LONDON – A new research unit in the UK will be opened by the international networking and telecoms corporation Ericsson with a focus on 6G research and ground-breaking innovations. The company will invest tens of millions of pounds (GBP) over the following ten years in the UK-based programme, which will cover areas like network resilience and security, artificial intelligence, cognitive networks, and energy efficiency. These topics are all seen as important building blocks of the future global digital infrastructure for society, businesses, and consumers.

Twenty devoted researchers will be employed by the programme, and it will also provide funding for additional PhD students. These individuals will collaborate with top academics, CSPs, and business partners to oversee 6G research projects that advance global technology, network innovation, and new product development.

With the high-end capabilities of 5G, 6G is anticipated to be made available in the 2030s, expanding on societal, consumer, and industry use-case mobile connection breakthroughs. A more intelligent, sustainable, and effective society is anticipated to result from the integration of the digital and physical worlds by 6G, which will also help to deliver new use cases such as multisensory extended reality, precision healthcare, smart agriculture, cobots, and intelligent autonomous systems.

The UK government’s desire to be a leader in the establishment of upcoming communications and international standards is supported by the announcement of research funding, which builds on Ericsson’s long experience at the centre of the nation’s telecommunications industry.